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California Creatives: Gianna Dorsey Part 1

Gianna Dorsey is one of the brightest young talents in the photography world.

A self-described “okay” photographer, Gianna’s photos capture a level of intimacy and authenticity that belie her youth and modesty. Even before graduating from Brooks Institute with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Professional Photography she was working with reputable publications such as Ebony, Jet and VIBE. Continue reading California Creatives: Gianna Dorsey Part 1

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Harriet Tubman’s Legacy Continues to Make History and Break Stereotypes

Legacy. Recently, at our annual Moreno Valley Unified School District employee-recognition event, Saluting Education, one of our honored educators used that word to describe what she’s creating with her exemplary teaching. Taking the long view of her work, she said that the knowledge and skills she’s passing on to her elementary students are a legacy that will live on and continue to make a positive contribution long after her time on earth is finished. Continue reading Harriet Tubman’s Legacy Continues to Make History and Break Stereotypes

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Historic Legislation Could Create Innovation Fund for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

“For the first time in our nation’s history, a majority of our public school students are minority students. . . That demographic imperative will create a premium for colleges and universities with deep experience in educating students of color. Over the next few years, I believe HBCU’s will, in many respects, become more essential, not less so, to meeting our nation’s educational and economic goals.” Continue reading Historic Legislation Could Create Innovation Fund for Historically Black Colleges and Universities